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IAEE releases Exhibitor’s Handbook 2014

The Exhibitor’s Handbook: 2014 Update, published by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), guides the exhibitor through the process of exhibiting at an event, from beginning to end.

A team of experts contributed to this comprehensive guide, giving step-by-step details about the exhibitions and events industry.

“The face-to-face marketplace is a golden opportunity for any business, and the process of exhibiting at an event can appear daunting, especially for the novice or someone who has not gone through the process in a while,” noted David DuBois, president and CEO, IAEE. “The contributors to The Exhibitor’s Handbook literally have decades of experience, so the reader is benefitting from tried-and-true knowledge.”

ECN 052014_ASSOC_IAEE Exhibitor's HandbookTopics discussed in The Exhibitor’s Handbook include:

  • Getting started
  • Managing exhibit space
  • Freight and drayage
  • Exhibition facility fire prevention requirements
  • Exhibit installation
  • Understanding and managing exhibition hall labor
  • Working with show contractors
  • Working with exhibition floor managers
  • Exhibit hall security
  • Conducting demonstrations and holding hospitality functions
  • Exhibit dismantling
  •  Outbound freight and drayage
  • Exhibit follow-up
  • Glossary of terms
  • Additional resources


IAEE thanks the following exhibitions and events industry experts for contributing to The Exhibitor’s Handbook: 2014 Update:

  • Larry Arnaudet, executive director, Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA)
  • David Causton, general manager, McCormick Place
  • Bob Dallmeyer, CEM, RD International
  • Richard Lewis, vice president, national sales, exposition services, Freeman
  • Mike Lynn, CME, CMM, CMP, CEM, CPC, director, exhibitions, events & protocol, L-3 Communications
  • Barry Siskind, president, International Training & Management Company
  • Mark Zimmerman, general manager, Georgia World Congress Center

The Exhibitor’s Handbook: 2014 Update is available for free to IAEE members and costs $24.99 for non-members. It can be downloaded at

IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers.

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